Grandson Of Oil Tycoon J. Paul Getty, Dies From Traumatic Rectal Injury

By DailyNews.com

The grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty was found dead in his L.A. home Tuesday with an injury to his rectal area, likely the result of an accident or from natural causes, the coroner confirmed.

Andrew Getty, 47, was found naked from the waist down in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills home around 2 p.m. with significant bleeding to his rectal area after suffering blunt-force trauma, a police source told the Los Angeles Times.

It’s unclear how the injury was caused.

While the death appeared to be from natural causes, it was called an accident because of medication found at the scene, Los Angeles County coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

“The tentative information that we do have is that he was not feeling good for the last couple months,” Winter said. “And he supposedly had an appointment tomorrow with a personal physician.”

Getty had severe stomach problems and suffered painful bowel movements over the weekend, TMZ reported.

His ex-girlfriendcalled 911 reporting that he was suffering from cardiac arrest, the site said.

Getty’s parent’s Ann and Gordon Getty confirmed his death in a statement.

“The family has requested that members of the media and the public respect its privacy during this extremely difficult time,” a family spokesman said in the statement.

Getty had a restraining order against his former flame, and the unidentified woman had been placed under psychiatric care in the past after injuring cops when they responded to the house.

Representatives from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office were seen at the sprawling home Tuesday afternoon.

Getty bought the 70-year-old villa in 1996. It was once the home of three-time Oscar-winning film composer Miklos Rozsa.

Police have been called to the residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances, and have found drugs at the house in the past, according to TMZ.

Getty’s father, Gordon Getty, 81, has been considered one of the richest people in the U.S. by Forbes for decades. The financial magazine put Getty’s wealth at more than $2.1 billion.

 

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1 | 2Getty was found in his bathroom at his home in Hollywood Hills home, with severe rectal trauma that caused significant bleeding.(SPLASH NEWS)

Andrew Getty’s grandfather, industrialist J. Paul Getty, founded Getty Oil and was America’s first oil billionaire.

Another Getty grandson, J. Paul Getty III, lost an ear in a grisly kidnapping in Rome when he was a teenager. The family reportedly stalled on paying a ransom, and the kidnappers cut off part of his ear, sending the severed organ to a newspaper to prove they had taken him captive.

The oil heir, then 16, was freed after five months in captivity and a payment of $2.7 million. He died in 2011 at age 54. Read More

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